Understanding the Reality of Power- MPLFest 5

Paul Gordon speaks at the Midwest Peace and Liberty Fest about the reality of power and why he calls himself a VisPrivusian.
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June 1381 Sermon- John Ball- When Adam Delved and Eve span, who was then the Gentleman?
Turned to, With King Richard and the true commons of England.
VisPrivus Definition
Vis- force; strength
Latin Etymology-
visibility
visible
visual
Privus-
privilege (n.) Look up privilege at Dictionary.com
mid-12c. “grant, commission” (recorded earlier in Old English, but as a Latin word), from Old French privilege “right, priority, privilege” (12c.) and directly from Latin privilegium “law applying to one person, bill of law in favor of or against an individual,” in the post-Augustine period “an ordinance in favor of an individual, privilege, prerogative,” from privus “individual” (see private (adj.)) + lex (genitive legis) “law” (see legal (adj.)). Meaning “advantage granted” is from mid-14c. in English.
Power- The power to act on your own preference.
Nested within that is the power to influence the action of others.
Influence-
Threat of physical violence
Threat of social ostracism
Persuasion through ideas
Persuasion through demonstration
VisPrivusian- One who strives to create real power for individuals and free associations that recognize the primary ‘privilege’ of the individual.

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  1. June 1381 Sermon- John Ball- When Adam Delved and Eve span, who was then the Gentleman?
    Turned to, With King Richard and the true commons of England.
    VisPrivus Definition
    Vis- force; strength
    Latin Etymology-
    visibility
    visible
    visual
    Privus-
    privilege (n.) Look up privilege at Dictionary.com
    mid-12c. "grant, commission" (recorded earlier in Old English, but as a Latin word), from Old French privilege "right, priority, privilege" (12c.) and directly from Latin privilegium "law applying to one person, bill of law in favor of or against an individual," in the post-Augustine period "an ordinance in favor of an individual, privilege, prerogative," from privus "individual" (see private (adj.)) + lex (genitive legis) "law" (see legal (adj.)). Meaning "advantage granted" is from mid-14c. in English.
    Power- The power to act on your own preference.
    Nested within that is the power to influence the action of others.
    Influence-
    Threat of physical violence
    Threat of social ostracism
    Persuasion through ideas
    Persuasion through demonstration
    VisPrivusian- One who strives to create real power for individuals and free associations that recognize the primary ‘privilege’ of the individual.

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